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Reply #5 - Feb 28th, 2015 at 8:54pm

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I may need to try this procedure on a biplane (which I have not built since I am afraid of them Cheesy) So now to look for an easy plan to try out this process of yours Old F4D Pilot.

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Reply #4 - Feb 28th, 2015 at 8:36pm

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Great solution...nice that he saw that solution with no previous experience with Biplanes!  I can see how that would work!

Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #3 - Feb 28th, 2015 at 8:01pm

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It's around 1940 and my buddy and I are ten-year olds each building a Comet Dimer a week on average. Inevitably, one of us chooses a biplane (open cockpit type). Everything is going OK until the builder - don't remember which of us that was - realizes he has to attach the upper wing. How to do that? There are no instructions on the plans. My buddy's dad notices the dilemma and immediately suggests a solution I have used successfully for the next 70+ years:

1. Glue the covered lower wings to the fuselage with the proper incidence and dihedral just as though the plane was a low-winger.
2. Construct the interplane struts (usually "N" struts) over the plans and glue them to the lower wing.
3. Set the complete and covered upper wing on the struts and glue it.
4. Attach cabane struts.

What is interesting about all this is that my buddy's dad had absolutely NO experience involving airplanes, models, etc. I've never had a problem using this procedure.
 
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Reply #2 - Dec 11th, 2013 at 7:18pm

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davidchoate wrote on Dec 11th, 2013 at 7:16am:
this guys whole webpage is very good. I found alot of useful stuff. Thanks+


Ditto what Dave said!  Mike's site is what got me going on S&T stuff again. 

If you haven't checked out his site please do.  Anything we can do to promote this great hobby.

http://www.ffscale.co.uk/

Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #1 - Dec 11th, 2013 at 7:16am

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this guys whole webpage is very good. I found alot of useful stuff. Thanks+
 

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Aug 9th, 2012 at 9:36am

Sky9pilot   Offline
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Found this system on attaching wings on a biplane from Mike Stewart's site.

Here's a master modeller's system that he uses regularly now. http://www.ffscale.co.uk/page4b.htm

Give it a look and maybe you'll want to build a bipe soon.

Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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